Playing A Little Pepper

Brian Anderson has this series offTodd Kalas will be in the booth with Dewayne Staats…The Rays pitchers struck out the Cubs 44 times, tying the record for most strikeouts in a 3-game series. It had been achieved three times previously…The Rays are now 18-5 in their last 23 road games, the best 23-game stretch by any team on the road since the Tigers went 18-5 during the 2007 season.

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. Flash Jennings, CF
  2. Ben Zobrist, LF
  3. Matt Joyce, DH
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Cole Figueroa, 2B
  7. Yunel Escobar, SS
  8. Curt Casali, C
  9. Kevin Kiermaier, RF
  10. Drew Smyly, SP

 

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5 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    The Royals have been playing out of their minds and have taken the lead in the Central. The Rays are within striking distance of the Indians and then have three more teams to jump to catch the Tigers. How crazy would it be if the Rays make up six games and have to play a play-in against Detroit and Price starts for the Tigers? Wishful thinking, but it could actually happen.

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  2. Kaptain Morgan says:

    Anyone want to apologize to the Rays front office (#Pricetrade) after the pitching performance of Drew Smyly Monday night? Maybe the Rays' front office knows what their doing after all.

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    • Ken H says:

      What a silly thing to say. Are you willing to apologize for supporting the slash line of Nick Franklin thus far at Durham?
      Avg.243, OBA.324, SLG.176, OPS.567
      This trade will take a few years to shake out. Both detractors and supporters would do well to wait and watch. Mr. :) did pitch a gem last night. Very encouraging 2nd start.

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  3. Ken H says:

    A very encouraging performance by :). Concerns about sign stealing crossed my mind. Longo has to get his mind right. He's carrying every poor AB to the plate, looks lost. Chuga-Chuga Rays.

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